Several Three Village Central School District students earned high honors in this year’s American Mathematics Competitions – AMC 10 and AMC 12. According to the AMC website, these competitions are “both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.”
Ward Melville High School students Amber Luo and Claire Yang scored in the top 5% out of more than 25,000 elite math students worldwide, and P.J. Gelinas Junior High School student Michael Lu scored in the top 1%.
The AMC 10 contest is for students in grade 10 or below and covers the high school curriculum up to grade 10. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Both contests provide an opportunity for high school students to develop positive attitudes toward analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers.
The AMC 10/12 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the
International Mathematical Olympiad.
Photo caption: From left, Three Village Central School District students Amber Luo, Claire
Yang and Michael Lu scored in the top percent in the American Mathematics Competition.
Photo courtesy of the Three Village Central School District